Living with Christians and Muslims in Egypt (Paperback)
Living With Christians and Muslims in Egypt, an enthralling book of real-life stories, depicts the everyday life of Rev. Lynn B. Allhusen while she lived and worked among the people of Cairo, Egypt, beginning with the weeks immediately prior to 9/11. She and her husband, Richard Allhusen, helped manage the St. Andrews refugee program located near the heart of Cairo. How did the people she came in contact with respond to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center? You might be surprised. Many of her stories describe with thoughtful clarity the differences in culture between the West and the Middle East. What did Lynn say when, as a guest in a private home, she was challenged to explain Baptism and the source of 'Original Sin'? What was it like to experience major eye surgery in an Egyptian hospital, far from western influence? Or attend college in South Sudan? Or, listen to a group of courageous, inspiring Nuer women from Sudan and the horn of Africa who had escaped incredible violence and rebel activity and endured? Pastor Lynn's writing, so personal, so thoughtful, and so descriptive transports you to Cairo, to the Jebel Musa, to the villages of Uganda and South Sudan, sets you down, and immerses you in a culture few Westerners have experienced.
Pastor Lynn B. Allhusen was born and raised in Rochester, NY, by her mother, a teacher and a Social Worker, and her father, a musician who played, taught and tuned pianos. His WWII tales planted in her the seed of adventure, which has grown into a full-bloomed set of fascinating experiences. Her paternal grandfather, a minister, set a family trend she has followed. She continues to enjoy using her talents to fulfill her calling. Presently, she pastors Christ Church, United Church of Christ, in Conyngham, PA. She and her husband Richard (Dick) Allhusen, a retired business executive, have two daughters, Kirsten and Marianne. She continues to enjoy traveling, getting to know her granddaughter, Caitlin, and sharing her many stories.